Kate Wagner

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Gene injection to brain could halt Alzheimer's disease

Alzheimer’s disease could be stopped in its tracks with an injection into the memory centres of the brain to boost a gene which clears out destructive sticky plaques, scientists believe.<p>Four years ago, researchers discovered that a protein called PGC1 -alpha was vital for preventing the build-up of …

Children inherit their intelligence from their mother not their father, say scientists

A mother's genetics determines how clever her children are, according to researchers, and the father makes no difference.<p>Women are more likely to …

Socioeconomics

How long does 'chemo brain' last?

Cancer survivors have long complained of cognitive decline following chemotherapy. This effect has been studied in some depth, but, for the first …

Neuroscience research reveals a simple daily ritual that can make you happier

Actually, I'm wrong…<p>The research says we're really big on touching — our phones, that is. People touch their phones 85 times a day.<p>But how many times a day do you touch <i>someone else</i>? Probably not nearly as often. That's kinda messed up, don't ya think?<p>You need to touch people more. It will improve …

Johns Hopkins University

When you’re sleeping, how much does your brain pay attention to the outside world?

<i>By guest blogger</i> Daniel BorWhen I was 13, I once dreamt that a beautiful woman was sensuously stroking the palm of my hand, as a family of fridges …

The Brain

This is your brain on pot: Neuroscientist studies long-term effects of medical marijuana

BELMONT — Staci Gruber vividly remembers her first hit of marijuana, back when she was in college. It made her so paranoid, she locked herself in a …

How To Double Your Writing Speed

I am a writer. I write slowly.<p>This is a problem, because I am a writer.<p>About a year ago, I tracked my productivity and learned that I write on average 500 words per hour. Most professional writers produce at least twice that amount.<p>So in order to make better progress on my books, my natural …

Time Management

How West Nile virus can trigger memory loss - Futurity

A counterattack by the body's own immune system may explain why some people who get West Nile virus end up with memory loss.

Memory Loss

Fstoppers and ViewBug Landscape Photo Contest Winners Announced!

Several months ago, Fstoppers and ViewBug teamed up to host a landscape photo contest with Elia Locardi as the judge. Thousands of images were …

The Nuances of Vitamin D—and How to Get Enough of It

We’ve been interested in the role vitamin D plays in our overall health for a while—particularly as it emerges that so many of us are quite …

Wellness

Geometrical Tattoos By Jasper Andres Beautifully Fuse Geometry With Nature

New Zealand-based tattooist Jasper Andres creates beautiful minimal tattoos. Using his delicate touch, Jasper blends together the graceful figures of …

Science may explain why some people have deeply sensitive personalities

At the age of six, Jack Craven started telling his mother he wanted to die. “God made a mistake when he made me,” he would say. “Why can’t I just die?” His mother, Lori Craven, says she didn’t even know that kids his age could think such things: “Can you imagine your child saying that?”<p>Jack, now …

Autism

Battling the Physical Symptoms of Stress

HBR STAFF<p>Steve should have been celebrating. A 30-something entrepreneur in the Bay area, he had just closed a multi-million dollar round of Series A financing for his startup.<p>Instead, he found himself in his doctor’s office – 25 pounds overweight, physically exhausted, sleep-deprived and with a …

Chronic Disease

Optogenetics Lights Up Therapeutic Neuroscience

<i>Editor's Note: This article is part of a special report on the Top 10 Emerging Technologies of 2016 produced by the World Economic Forum. The list,</i> …

Neuroscience

Canada’s first hand transplant patient says surgery ‘changed my life’

In January, Toronto surgeons announced they had performed Canada's first hand and forearm transplant. Now, the woman at the centre of that groundbreaking surgery is going public, sharing the journey that has once again made her feel whole.<p>It's a story of faith, determination, and a belief that the …

What’s The Matter With Poetry?

Once, in my youth, I took a graduate philosophy seminar I thought would be about law and justice: Instead we discussed the semantic implications of …

Kill the pedestrian or the passenger? The complicated ethics of self-driving cars.

Imagine this scenario: You’re driving down the road when suddenly, out of nowhere, a lone pedestrian jumps into your path. The road is narrow and …

J. Neurosci. | Mobile

Create Compelling Content: 21 Ways Writers Can Find Creative Inspiration

Coming up with ideas for new posts, articles, and even books can be tough. Here's a list of ways to find the inspiration you need.<p>Want to write more posts? Want to write more articles? Want to write a book?<p>If so, you're not alone (here's looking at you, LinkedIn Pulse), but coming up with …

Writing

How Doctors Are Using Fecal Transplants to Treat Deadly Diseases

Check out the trailer for our upcoming episode of 'VICE' on HBO, airing June 24 at 11 PM.<p>Check out a preview of Friday's episode above<p>This Friday, June 24, HBO will air another episode from season four of VICE's Emmy-winning show. Last week, we met people battling ALS, a fatal neurodegenerative …

Medicine

If You Have Many Different Sides, You Might Have A Creative Brain, Here's Why

Autism and gut bacteria – the surprising link between the mind and the stomach

A recent paper has found that autistic-related social patterns can be reversed when one species of gut bacteria is present in the microbiome of …

Autism

Chuck Palahniuk Is Releasing An Adult Coloring Book

Chuck Palahniuk made an impact on the world of popular fiction with his edgy, subversive and sometimes downright disturbing stories.<p>But now he's …

Books

Depression Isn't A Choice, It's A Kind Of Brain Damage

After years of debate, researchers finally determined that persistent depression causes brain damage, and not the other way around. Neurologists …

A young man's journey through schizophrenia

The patients who came into the schizophrenia research lab grew easily confused. They struggled to complete simple tasks. Brandon Chuang, a research …

Mental Health
University of Cambridge